Princess Cruises will homeport Crown Princess in Los Angeles for the 2021 summer cruise season, sailing to destinations in Mexico, along the California coast, and Alaska on 7- to 14-night itineraries.
Crown Princess will be the latest in a long line of Princess Cruises ships to homeport in LA, the cruise line has the longest history sailing from the Port of Los Angeles, and Princess will be the only line offering calls in San Diego and Monterey, plus an overnight in Cabo San Lucas.
The new season, from May, 2021 to October, 2021, with 23 destinations on offer, goes on sale October 7th this year.
Crown Princess will also be fully Medallion-class compliant when she begins her new season. The OceanMedallion wearable device makes the cruise experience more personalised and enables touchless interactive experiences and entertainment.
The OceanMedallion Experience:
Among enhancements, guests enjoy expedited boarding; on-demand food, beverage, retail and service delivery; keyless stateroom entry; contactless payment; friends and family locator; anywhere wagering; interactive games; and movies/live TV on the go.
Princess has also developed enhanced shore excursion offerings in collaboration with Bill Esparza, noted James Beard award-winning cookbook author and leading expert on Latin American cuisine.
Guests sailing California Coast itineraries will be able to sample local cuisine, specifically focused on the Latin American influence in California. Esparza has developed exclusive culinary shore excursions for Princess in San Diego and Ensenada.
For cruises sailing to Mexico, guests can experience cultural experiences onboard like margarita and tequila tastings, freshly prepared classic Mexican cuisine, and more.
Guests sailing on Alaska cruises will enjoy the award-wining North to Alaska onboard program featuring guest favorites such as Puppies in the Piazza, Cook my Catch and many more unique Alaska experiences.
The summer 2021 season ends with Crown Princess sailing for the first time on a full transit of the Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. This 15-day cruise departs Los Angeles on October 2nd, 2021.
Crown Princess itineraries include:
Mexican Riviera – seven-day cruises with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, offering guests gorgeous sun-drenched shores, rich history and delectable cuisine. Departure dates: May 15, June 12, June 26, July 31, August 14, September 18, 2021.
Cabo San Lucas Getaway – five-day cruises with an overnight in Cabo San Lucas, the only overnight offered by a cruise line during the summer, and the opportunity to admire a view of El Arco and soak in the contemporary vibes of the artistic city. Departure dates: May 22, May 31, August 28, September 6, 2021.
Classic California Coast – seven-day cruises with stops in San Francisco (late-night stay), San Diego (late-night stay), Catalina Island or Monterey, and Ensenada with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, sip handcrafted California wines, experience the beauty of the Monterey coastline off of famous Highway 1 and witness La Bufadora, one of the world’s largest blowholes in Ensenada. Departure dates: June 5, June 19, August 7, August 21, September 11, September 25, 2021.
West Coast Getaway with San Diego – four-day cruises with a stop in San Diego (late-night stay) and options to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and a second stop in Ensenada to experience the up-and-coming wine region. Departure dates: May 27, July 1, September 2, 2021.
Alaska – 14-day cruises with calls to Alaska’s most iconic ports including: Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Plus visit charming Prince Rupert and experience Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. Departure dates: July 3, July 17, 2021.